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Step 2 IAPT Senior Assessor – Manchester

Salary: £26,970 per annum
Working hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract length: Permanent
Holidays: 25 days per annum (rising to 30 days after 5 years)
Based at: Oakland House, Manchester

You will work within the Manchester Psychological Wellbeing Service, alongside the step 2 IAPT assessors, in a team known in the service as “the HUB team”.

The post will focus on a combination of triaging referrals into the service, managing risk and safeguarding whilst identifying the appropriate client care pathway. You will assess individuals who are presenting with complex or comorbid presentations, likely to benefit from support that is not offered within step 2 services.

This work will primarily take place over the telephone.

You will be competent in assigning clients to the most appropriate service, (provided either by Self Help or externally), to meet the client’s needs, whilst also working within the stepped care model.

You will have a relevant qualification, such as IAPT PWP Post Graduate Certificate, Counselling, or have a core profession.

You will have previous assessment skills and excellent communication skills. You will need to be able to demonstrate a minimum of 12 months experience of working within a Mental Health Service Provider.

What can we offer?

We can provide excellent opportunities for ongoing personal and professional development through regular supervision, personal development plans, and expansive training opportunities, including Senior PWP roles, Long Term Conditions training, Mindfulness Practitioner training, to name a few.

We welcome applications from people with lived experience of mental health problems.

We are proud to offer flexible working patterns, agile working and working from home.

Applications from remote workers will also be considered.

We would also encourage applications from newly qualified, or soon to be qualified PWP’s. Our service offers a supportive environment in which to develop in the role, alongside a dedicated and compassionate team.

The posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced (including Barring check) DBS check and satisfactory references.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Monday, 20th September at 11:59pm. Applications received after this time will not be considered

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